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Enyimba, Remo Stars Kick-off Naija Super 8 Finals 


By Paul Agada

The 2024 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Enyimba International, will take on South-West zonal champions, Remo Stars of Ikenne, in the opening fixture of the Naija Super 8 finals, at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos on July 7. 

The crunch Group A tie, scheduled to kick-off at 4:30 pm, will be broadcast live on SuperSport  Football (DStv ch 205 & GOtv ch 61).

On matchday two of the tournament, wildcard team, Akwa United, will take on North-East zonal champions, Yobe Desert Stars in Group B at 2pm, followed by another Group B clash between South-South representatives Rivers United and North-Central zonal champions, Lobi Stars at 4:30pm. 


Hostilities will continue on July 9 in Group A when Remo Stars take on Katsina United at 2pm, while Enyimba International will trade tackles with the second wildcard team, Sporting Lagos at 4:30pm. Yobe Desert Stars vs Lobi Stars will take to the field on July 10 at 2pm, followed by a South-South derby between Akwa United and Rivers United at 4:30pm. 

The South-West derby between Sporting Lagos and Remo Stars will kickstart actions on July 11, at 2pm, while Katsina United will square up against Enyimba International at 4:30pm. On July 12, Lobi Stars and Akwa United will slug it out at 2pm, followed by Yobe Desert Stars vs Rivers United at 4:30pm. Katsina United vs Sporting Lagos will round up the group games on July 13 with their clash scheduled to kick-off at 4:30pm. 

Group A winner will battle Group B runner-up in a semi-final clash on July 14, starting at 2pm, while the Group B winner will slug it out with Group A runner-up in the second semi-final match at 4:30pm. The tournament final will hold on July 16, starting at 5pm.

Each club will earn N3 million per match at the group stage, with semi-finalists also earning an additional N3 million. The runners-up will earn N9 million, while the winners will go home with N25 million.


All Naija Super 8 matches will be broadcast live on SuperSport Football (DStv ch 205 & GOtv ch 61). Naija Super 8 is organised by Flykite Productions in partnership with MultiChoice Nigeria and sponsors, MTN, Hero Lager, DStv, GOtv, SuperSport, Moniepoint, Pepsi and Custodian Assurance.

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